It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since Charlie’s Angels hit theaters. Over the course of its runtime, the movie featured an eclectic mix of music that was sure to get your groove on. From classic rock anthems like “I Will Always Love You” and “We Are The Champions” to chart-toppers like “acerbic girl” by The Pussycat Dolls, there was something for everyone in this soundtrack. To commemorate the film’s tenth anniversary, we thought we’d take a look back at 39 of the songs that made Charlie’s Angels what it was. So pull up a stool, turn up the speakers, and let’s take a trip down memory lane.
1. “We Are the Champions” by Queen
Queen’s iconic song “We Are the Champions” is both a nostalgic and motivational anthem. The song was initially released in 1977 and tells the story of three bar patrons who are captivated by a Queen concert. The song is sung from the perspective of one of the patrons, who celebrates their victory after beating up someone they think has wronged them.
The song has been covered by a wide range of artists, including Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, and Meghan Trainor. However, it is most commonly known as the anthem for the English football team Manchester United. The team famously performed the song at their first championship game in 1986, and it has become an unofficial anthem ever since.
The lyrics are full of catchy phrases that can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Some people see the song as a celebration of achieving success despite adversity, while others see it as an anthem for tough love.
2. “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Charlie Rich
Charlie Rich was a singer, songwriter and record producer who had a career spanning over five decades. He is best known for his 1970 hit single “Angels We Have Heard on High,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rich also wrote and produced other popular songs including “Love in Vain” by Robert Johnson, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band, and “Tequila.”
Rich was born in 1933 in Montgomery, Alabama. He started out as a musician playing guitar in local bands before moving to Los Angeles in the early 1960s to pursue a career in music. After signing with Capitol Records, Rich released his debut album Charlie’s Angels in 1969. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over four million copies.
Rich continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s including I’m Losing You Baby, Ain’t That Funky, A Thousand Miles from Tomorrow and Love’s Always Right Here Waiting for You. His biggest success came with the hit single “Angels We Have Heard on High” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. The song was written by Rich and produced by Chips Moman. It has been covered by numerous artists including Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Mariah Carey.
3. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s hit song from his latest album, “Man of The Woods”, is a catchy and upbeat tune that will have you singing along. The track tells the story of a love that is strong and unbreakable, despite any obstacles thrown their way. From the outset, the song is infectious, with Justin’s smooth vocals driving it home.
The song is an anthem for those who are in love and want to keep feeling that way. It’s filled with electric energy and perfectly captures the excitement of falling in love. Justin’s lyrics talk about wanting to spend all his time with the person he loves, no matter what happens. He proclaims that nothing can make him stop feeling this way, which is proof of just how passionate he is for this relationship.
The song has been praised as being one of Justin’s best offerings yet, and there’s good reason for that. It’s packed full of catchy hooks and beats that will stay with you long after you’ve listened to it. It’s easy to see why it has become such a popular choice among fans, who can’t help but get caught up in its charms.
4. “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett
“In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett is a song about a man who is in love with a woman and wants to show her how much he loves her. The song has a slow, bluesy feel to it and is sure to get you moving.
5. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s iconic ballad, “I Will Always Love You,” is now the official song of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. The track was nominated for Best Original Song, and will be performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend during the award show.
The song has been a staple in pop culture for over three decades, and has been covered by a variety of artists. Whitney Houston herself released her version of the track in 1986, and it quickly became one of her most popular songs. Since its release, “I Will Always Love You” has sold over 400 million copies worldwide.
The song is reflective of Houston’s personal life at the time of its release. It tells the story of two lovers who are facing difficulties in their relationship but remain committed to each other. The lyrics emphasize the importance of love and relationships, and how they can overcome any obstacle.
Despite its popularity, “I Will Always Love You” has been criticized for its lyrical content. Some fans have argued that it sends an inappropriate message to young listeners about marital fidelity. However, overall the song remains a beloved classic that continues to influence popular culture decades after its release.